2.23.2015

Into the greens

It was a busy weekend again as I was from one place to another. I made sure to wear something comfortable and breezy but will also cover me up when it's cold. The weather is somehow breezy but still very hot during noon. This time, I wanted to wear something relax so I didn't consciously tried to look mature this time but then again not to look younger than my age too.

This top balanced my mature (checkered polo) and young (pink) look. Plus it's very lightweight so it's very breezy. But it has enough cover up for me not to get cold when it gets dark. Made my look very fresh and matched it with a light colored jeans and bright colored accessories. Lastly, to tone the color down a little bit, wore a little neutral colored footwear but with print to match my top.

I really love wearing comfortable clothes but still with that attitude. It need not be boring by having colors and or nice prints.










(Bazaar bought top, F&X jeans, Ice Watch, Stradivarious bracelet, Kenneth Cole sling bag, Toms Footwear)

Here's a blooper post. :)


-XOXO-




2.21.2015

Baby OOTD - Chinese New Year 2015

A different ootd! :) Hi there, this is my baby niece the youngest baby fashion poser?? haha I just thought that I would like to feature her for baby posts. Kids should be thought fashion early in their life.. haha! Kidding aside, it's nice if we make Philippines a fashionable country (but that need not be all that glitz and glam). 

Here's what she wore during our family CNY dinner get together. Of course she should also wear red! Since it's not practical to buy a lot of items for babies since they grow fast.. You should buy them in big sizes so they can wear it more times. Like this red dress of this baby girl, since it's still big an inner wear is the answer plus she won't get cold also.  Dress are easier so as when changing of diapers. To make her kikay, she has her headband that's also in red! Lastly, to have a little contrast made her wear this cute blue socks with pompoms! The pompoms gave that cute quirky vibe.





P.S. Styled by my sister and me. :)

(Pink Box headband, Carter one piece inner wear, Debenhams dress, Enfant baby socks)

-XOXO-

2.19.2015

Chinese New Year Outfit 2015

A very quick post for today! I am glad that I am back home this CNY 2015! I totally got busted with my work schedule that I thought I would miss our annual CNY family dinner. Thank God every thing fall into place. :) I am terribly tired this week with an out of town work plus we decided to dine out somewhere near our place this year. I also considered to wear something comfortable since I would have to battle with buffet again! haha With these things, I wasn't in the mood to dress up but I would still want to look presentable plus I should wear RED! haha A dress is the way to go! This full dress answered all my considerations of RED, Comfortable, Spacey and Presentable! Made my look more quirky and fun by wearing accessories that are trendy like these white shoes that I got from Taiwan, a small colored sling bag and just a bright colored watch. Using nice pieces and combining them all together made my look very relaxed and simple yet fun and quirky!

Happy year of the Lamb! 2015 please be good to me and shower me with all the Luck! :) Kong Xi Fa Cai! Kong Hei Fat Choi! Happy New Year!







from my instagarm post

-XOXO-

(Collezione Dress, Kenneth Cole Sling Bag, Ice Watch, Fifty Percent Footwear)

2.02.2015

Nature Republic Aloe Mask Sheet

It's been a while since I used a mask. Every time I use masks it's like I need to relax and de-stress! So here's a mask that I got as a gift during the holiday season. I just felt like it's the time for me to use it. :) But to be honest, I am really careful in using masks since if I use a variant that has too much moisture, I somehow get scared to have breakouts.


But since this is Aloe, I know that it's for relaxation and moisture to promote healthy skin. It's good that there's a little english information, but I would prefer to have more english for us to be able to understand more of the product.


 Now let's try the product. Upon opening... I was really able to smell the Aloe! It smells so good!


The actual mask is like the other masks. But it's thick enough as it doesn't tear apart easily.


The mask is a little big for my face, so I need to crumple it a little so that I can make sure that the mask will touch my skin (sorry for my ungroomed brows). I felt that it's a little sticky and with a lot of liquid left at the packaging. Normally I don't use the liquids left at the packaging since I don't want too much moisture that may cause me breakouts. After leaving it on for 15 minutes and removed the mask sheet  I still felt the stickiness on my face. I tried to blend it all so that my face would absorb it. The next day when I woke up, I still felt that my face was still a little sticky but I noticed that after I washed my face it looked a little healthier.


Though I only used it once, I think this is a good mask sheet. You can use it once a month for a healthier skin. It will help your relax specially after a busy week. 

-XOXO-

1.31.2015

MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

Hi Guys! It's the last day of January today! And tomorrow starts the love month plus Chinese New Year! Everyone will be busy preparing  again for their Valentines dates! Of course girls would prepare by putting on make up and making sure to look good on your dates! Make sure to look good but I suggest go on a natural side. Yes yes I know! You may all comment that it's an occasion that you would want to be bolder with your make up since you'll have a very romantic dates. But when I say go natural, what I mean is what you put on your face as base. To understand what I mean.... just continue reading. :) 


What's in it? It's something that I recommend that you can use for your Valentines mu. It's MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation.



 I prefer if expiry dates are indicated on the products rather than the manufacture date.



I'm using NC 25 shade. 


Let's look at the actual product.


with out flash 
with flash 
Look at how matte it looks, no glitters just the powder itself. It looks as if it's a regular press powder and not a powder foundation.

It's inclusive of a sponge and not just a regular powder buffer.


Now let's swatch it.

with out flash

with flash

It looks very powdery right? Staying on top of my hand. 

Now let's blend it. 

with out flash 

with flash


Look how it blended with my hand as if I didn't applied any MAC powder foundation on.

What I like about the product:
  • Matched my skin tone very well, it's not white or lighter on my skin
  • With very light powder smell
  • Very easy to apply, just dab on the face
  • Silky texture on the face and it doesn't look like just plain powder
  • I don't feel and see it as a foundation which I like 
  • With medium coverage
  • Though it's "foundation", doesn't get oily or sticky - it's really more of the powder
  • I notice that I don't shine too much, no need to retouch too much. For me, only 1 retouch per day (at times no need to retouch)
  • Very good product when in a hurry specially to those who doesn't want piled up products
  • Very natural on the face, as if didn't put any powder or foundation on
What I don't like about the product:
  • Expensive for a daily use
  • No SPF

Here's the final look. Just applied sunblock, concealer on blemishes plus MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation.


Overall, I liked it! This is great for my travel mu so that I don't need to bring my daily foundation plus loose powder! It's very handy and very user friendly. 

P.S. This is not a paid post. Bought the item on my own.

-XOXO-

1.29.2015

Sagada Delicacies: Part 1 Lemon Pie of Lemon House

If you follow me on instagram, you may know that I've been to Sagada during the Papal visit. It was a different adventure which I truly enjoyed and thanked God... for such a wonderful experience and making us safe all through out the trip and the activities. Part of my adventures would always be food trip making sure to try local dishes. And of course also bringing home some for pasalubong. So this is Part 1 of my Sagada delicacies post and let's start it with the famous Lemon Pie from Lemon House.


This is so popular at Sagada that when we went to Lemon House, it was full house and with a very long queue. When we tried to order for us to bring home for pasalubong, we need to order it in advance for us to be able to get it after 2 days! Look how in demand are these Lemon Pies. But good thing we were able to get our orders the day after.


It looks like egg pie on the first look. It also smelled very good! As in! Though I didn't smell that much the lemon scent. The size is the same with the regular pies.

Now let's look at the layers.

It has actually 3 layers - crust, lemon pie and cover layer


The top most layer is like or the same of that brazo de mercedez. Sweet but not too sweet, feels and taste somehow like that of brazo de mercedez.

What I think of the product:

  • The crust is still hard in a way that it doesn't break
  • Though the crust is hard it's very bitable
  • Can really taste the lemon but it's not too sour 
  • It's not pure lemon only but a great blend of their ingredients
  • Very lemon not over of the lemon
  • Sour in taste but not super sour
I like it! This is something different. It's worth the long queue. 



Make sure to try this when you go to Sagada!
-XOXO-

1.27.2015

The Body Shop Tea Tree Concealer

I can't believe I haven't shared this with you yet. I've been using this for so long already... I think since high school or early college. Part of my daily mu routine would be applying some concealer specially when I have red spots that's brought about by acne. I normally use concealer to cover up blemishes or the redness of my acne. But I know! It would be better if I don't apply anything on it, but I don't know and I can't help not to cover it. Back in the days (wow ganun na ba katagal! haha), I know that anything tea tree is good or for treating acne. Since I would still cover my red spots this The Body Shop Tea Tree Concealer was and is the answer! I am very satisfied and is continuously using this everyday!


This is available in 2 shades. Shades 1 and 2, 1 is lighter while 2 is darker. Of course I use shade no. 1.



I really appreciate products that are sealed properly. 


 The Body Shop Tea Tree Concealer is in stick form, not super creamy but blendable.


Time to swatch:

with out flash

with flash
 Look that it's flesh or skin tone shade.

Now let's blend it on my skin. 

with out flash

with flash
Look how it blended on my skin.

Now sharing with you how great is this product. As you all know, I am prone to pimples even if I am no longer a teenager. It's duly due to stress and lack of sleep. So here's my actual photo of my blemishes. Yes! This is so embarrassing but to share with you actual product review I will share this embarrassment. :)


What I like about the product:
  • Stick form, not oily nor creamy that is scary for acne prone skin
  • Has the normal tea tree and concealer smell, but can't smell it when applying
  • Since it's stick form, doesn't melt even the weather is hot
  • Moist appears during hot season, making it easier for me to get some products
  • Easy to apply and blendable even if in stick form 
  • Match my skin tone
  • Can be used for a long time depending on the condition of your blemishes, but I can still use this for a very long time
  • Affordable  (though I hope price won't increase )
  • Easy to get one since The Body Shop is available everywhere
  • Very handy and not bulky
*Tip: Just dab your ring finger after applying concealer so as to set the product. The hotness of the finger will help you melt the product and the ring finger lightness won't make you rub your face. 

Here's how it look on me after applying sunblock, very thin application of face powder and then The Body Shop Tea Tree Concealer. It totally covered my blemishes. I am really satisfied with this product. 



*BTW, I use a different concealer for my under eyes that is 1 shade lighter than my skin tone - no application on this post.

P.S. This is not a paid post. Got the product on my own expense.

-XOXO-